Mrs Marina Vasantheny Christie (née Balaratnam), 1954 – 2022

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Marina Vasantheny Christie (née Balaratnam), who was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka on January 15, 1954. She is much loved and will always be remembered.

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It is with deep regret and sadness that we inform you that Mrs. Indra Pedropillai – wonderful and loving mother, wife and sister, retired professional accountant, finance director, teacher and active member of her church – passed away peacefully in the early hours of 22nd January 2020, following a stroke on 20th December 2019.

She was the devoted and cherished wife of Ivan Pedropillai and the dearest mother of Ajith and Corinne, mother-in-law of Damian and Marina and the proud, kind and loving grandmother of Rhys, Edward and Harry.

She was the second daughter of the late Mr Soosapillai and Mrs Josephine Rayappu (both of Jaffna, Sri Lanka) and a much loved sister of Teresa Joseph (England), the late Anton Rayappu, Rajes Bastiampillai (Canada), Punitha Benedict (England), Bonny Rayappu (Australia), Suba Rayappu (England), Niranjan Rayappu (USA), Jacinta Regis (England) and Nirmala Simon (Canada).

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Mr Muttucumaru Baladasan (Bala)

Mr. Muttucumaru Baladasan was born in Trincomalee and lived in London, England, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 1st of May 2019. Bala as he is fondly known to all, was a devoted father and husband. He was the loving son to late Mr. Muttucumaru and Mrs.Sivapakiam Muttucumaru and step son of the late Mrs. Navamani Muttucumaru of Trincomalee and son-in-law of the late Mr & Mrs Saminather of Soorawathai, Chunnakam. He is the dearly beloved husband of Malliga. He is the dearest father to Ahelan and Brintha. Loving father-in-law of Alex and Sivakumar. Loving grandfather to Kishanthan, Max, Naihaa, Francesca and Sahana. Beloved Brother of the late Thanabalasingham, Rajasingham(Canada), late Pathmanathan, late Sarathambal, Sathyabama Sathiyabalan(Sri Lanka), Chandramathy(Sri Lanka), Nanthapalan(UK), late Sushiladevi(UK), late Sharmini Somakanthan and Sukagini(Sri Lanka). Beloved brother-in-law of Anton(Canada), Josy(UK), Leslie(UK) and Jerald(UK).
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Dr.C. C.Amirthanjali Sivapalan (Amrithi)

Dr. C.C. Amirthanjali Sivapalan (Snr. Lecturer, Dept. of English Literature, University of Jaffna), dearly beloved wife of Dr. Nagalingam Sivapalan (Snr. Lecturer, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Jaffna); devoted mother of Chelvaniththilan (Snr. Lecturer, Dept. of Engineering, NSBM Green University, Homagama) and Sumithreyi (Undergraduate, University of Colombo); precious daughter of late Margaret Teacher of Jaffna Holy Family Convent and late Mr Saverimuthu (brother of Antonia teacher); fond sister of Rev. Fr. Gerard Saverimuttu (Diocese of Jaffna), Dr. Tharman Saverimuttu (Canberra) and beloved cousin of Nicoleen Saminathar passed away on 22 April 2019 after a brief illness.

Funeral Mass Wednesday 24 April at 3.00 p.m. at Our Lady of Refuge Church, 4th Cross Street, Jaffna

Anton Tambirasa Master

(Our Physics Teacher who taught us after school at JHFC in 1966-1967). Thambyrasa master was also a life member of the JHFC PPA UK and served in the committee in the year 2001-2002. 

Rev. Sr. Bonaventine Bastian (Gladis)

Rev. Sr. Bonaventine Bastian passed away peacefully at the age of 81 years on 3rdFeb 2019  at around 10 pm.She suffered a stroke and was taking treatment for few days at the Jaffna General Hospital.Currently her mortal remains are kept at Holy Family Provincial House in Jaffna.
The Funeral service followed by Holy Mass will take place on Wednesday 6th February at 2.30 p.m.Let us pray for repose for her soul.


Anne Josephine Rasamalar Ferdinand

Mrs Anne Josephine Rasamalar Ferdinand, an Old Girl of Jaffna Holy Family Convent passed away peacefully on Sunday 28 October 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

Anne had given piano lessons to Mother Colombanus’ students at JHFC in the sixties. Anne was the precious Daughter of late Paul and Cecilia Nicholas of Mirusuvil and Jaffna. She was the Daughter- in- law of late Joseph and Arokiam Ferdinand. Anne was the beloved Wife of Alfred Joseph Ferdinand (Retired teacher of St. Anthony’s Kayts and Jaffna central college).

Loving Mother of Infanta, Anusha and Judine Shakila. Beloved Mother- in- law of Sandir Stephen and Rohan Anthonypillai. Devoted Grandmother of Pramika Stephen, Prajith Stephen, Sabrina Anthonypillai and Ashvin Anthonypillai. Sister of Teresa Anthonypillai, Nicholas Rajanayagam and late Nicholas Jeyarajah.  Sister- in- law of Thambu Anthonypillai, Rita Rajanayagam, late Lily Jeyarajah, Wilfred, late Stella Ferdinand, Joseph, Pathma Ferdinand, Aloysius and late Jasmine Aseervatham, Hubert, Joyce Ferdinand.  Loving Aunty of Kumar, Rajini, Ravi, Reeni, Ranjit, Rajita, Deva, Renu, Praba, Rajan, Mohan, Lakshmi, Sharmila, Shubu, Drusilla, Rueben, Raj, Ratna, Yogi, Sharon, Jonathan and Chris